So, now that you’re at least somewhat comfortable with taking photos and you understand a bit more about your camera, it’s time to get creative and shoot some great stair images. After you have read this article, you should be ready to shoot a number of different stair images from different angles. Keep reading to get the inspiration and tips you need to create awesome stair images.
Tips for taking staircase photography
Choose A Good Location
First things first – before starting your photo shoot, make sure you chose a good location for it. Choosing a location for a staircase can be very tricky if you don’t know what kind of shots you want to get from it. If you just want to show off your beautiful staircase and nothing more, then any location will do. But if you want to get creative with your staircase photos, then finding the right spot is crucial.
For example, sometimes it is better to shoot from a place that is outside the house or on a balcony, rather than inside the house. You should do some experiments to find out the best place for the staircase.
First of all, try and think outside the box and do something new. This may involve shooting in places that you haven’t shot in before or shooting photos of a new object. Think of new ideas, locations, props and models. You should come up with lots of ideas and you will be surprised how many cool ideas you have. The idea is to come up with lots of ideas so you can come up with a variety of great images.
To achieve a great image, you need to be creative and use your imagination. Try shooting in unusual places like rooftops, garages, and fire escapes and even the inside of buildings. When you take pictures of stairs, you need to think about what angles are good and what angles are not.
It’s a good idea to shoot stair images from below as well. If you are shooting down stairs, make sure you focus on the ground and not the stairs themselves. There are lots of interesting patterns and textures on the floor. Shoot from above to get some interesting shadows. If you are shooting up stairs, be careful to avoid shooting right up in the air.
Shoot Different Shapes and Props
If you are shooting a lot of stairs, it can be a little boring and you may feel as though you are taking the same photo over and over again. Try different things like shooting a shape, a prop, or a shadow. If you have a model or some props with you, then you can easily make your images more interesting.
Take Lots of Images and Have Fun!
By taking a few shots at a time, you will save time and will be able to get more shots. It will also be a good idea to take a few practice shots with the flash turned off. The quality of your images will improve.
Try to get a Few Close-Up Shots
When you are shooting a stair, it can be better if you can shoot some close-up shots about the details of the stairs.
Choose your outfit carefully when you stand near the stairs
Your outfit can definitely make or break your photos so it is important to choose one wisely. You may want to consider wearing something that is comfortable and easy to move around in so that you won’t have any problems with posing or movements while taking pictures on stairs or escalators. You also need to pick out clothes that feel right for the occasion; if it’s supposed to be casual, then don’t wear fancy clothes like dresses or suits because they will not fit in well with the theme!
Choose your background wisely
The background is one of the most important aspects in any kind of photography. It is especially important when you are taking photos from above. If you have a good background, then your photos will look amazing. If not, then they will definitely look bad. This is why you should always choose an appropriate background for your shots. For example, if you have stairs in your home or office, then try using them as a background for your pictures. This will make sure that your photos look awesome!
Make Sure You Have Good Lighting
Take some time to make sure that there is enough light in your room before you start shooting. This will allow you to take clear pictures without having any problems with low light levels or poor lighting conditions that can ruin your photos completely. You should also make sure that there aren’t any other sources of light coming from behind or beside you while shooting so that they don’t interfere with your picture quality either!
Use Natural Lighting
The first thing that you need to do is use natural lighting. The best time of the day to shoot is during the afternoon when the sun is high in the sky and out of direct sunlight. The sunlight will cast shadows on the face and give your pictures a dramatic effect.
Make sure your stairs stand out
If your stair shot is in an interesting part of the house, like a landing or a porch, it’ll stand out. But if you’re shooting on a boring staircase that’s just part of a big open space, your images may blend in with the rest of the house.
Choose a style that suits the shot you’re taking.
Do you prefer black and white or colour? Do you prefer architectural or close up shots? How about shots of people on the stairs – or even no people? Whatever your style, choose a setting that matches it.
If you’re shooting in a house that has a lot of stair shots (e.g. a Victorian townhouse or a terraced house), then think about what other great stair shots might be in that house. Do your shots complement each other or are they just too similar?
Don’t forget to plan your angles.
Most stair shots should be taken from above. This means the photographer should be standing on the top step of the stairs. They should be angled down the steps, with the camera either on a tripod or on a stand. If you’re shooting with a long lens, you’ll also want to be positioned close to the steps. But if you’re using a zoom lens, you’ll need to position yourself further back.
Consider your subject.
A wide angle lens will give a large image and is perfect for sweeping away the background, making it possible to put the subject on focus and the background out of focus. Try to create a strong composition and use a shallow depth of field to give the shot interest.
Think about lighting.
The more natural light there is, the better. However, you can achieve good light in many different ways. You can use flash. You can shoot at sunset. You can get a bright light from outside or bring in a lamp inside the house.
Consider the colours you want to use in your stair photos. Ask yourself what colours will be most effective? Are they bold, subtle, neutral?
Bring your camera with you, have spare batteries and memory cards and lots of ideas for your shots. You’ll be able to shoot quickly, capture all of your shots and make sure they’re all on your memory card.
Ask yourself questions about your stairs and the rooms around them. Is there a pattern? How do the walls look? What colours do they have? Are they painted? You can add a little drama by including interesting features of the room. For example, if the room is a library, use books. If the room is a living room, use a sofa or an armchair. If the room is a hallway, use a coat rack or a mirror. You could even use your stairs to tell a story about your house.
Staircase Photography Ideas